Claus von Stauffenberg

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Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Claus von Stauffenberg portrait (1907-1944).JPG
Birth nameClaus Philipp Maria Schenk
Born15 November 1907(1907-11-15)
Jettingen, German Empire
Dee'd21 Julie 1944(1944-07-21) (aged 36)
Berlin, Nazi Germany
Allegiance Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
German reseestance
Service/branchWehrmacht
Years o service1930–1944
RankColonel
Battles/warsWarld War II
Relations

Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg[1] (15 November 1907 – 21 Julie 1944) wis a German airmy officer an member o the German nobility wha wis ane o the leadin members o the failed 20 Julie plot o 1944 tae assassinate Adolf Hitler an remuive the Nazi Pairty frae pouer. Alang wi Henning von Tresckow an Hans Oster, he wis ane o the central feegurs o the German Reseestance muivement within the Wehrmacht. For his involvement in the muivement, he wis executit bi firin squad shortly efter the failed attempt kent as Operation Valkyrie.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gerd Wunder: Die Schenken von Stauffenberg. Müller & Gräff, 1972, p. 480
  2. [1] -Stauffenberg biography